Story: Riri - traditional Māori warfare

Te Tuhiwai: Te Rangihaeata

Te Tuhiwai: Te Rangihaeata

In this painting Te Rangihaeata, Te Rauparaha's war leader, holds a mere pounamu (greenstone club) called Tuhiwai. He received it from Te Rauparaha, who had gained it in a gift exchange sealing peace between himself and Ngāi Tahu chief Te Mātenga Taiaroa. Te Rauparaha had gifted a canoe named Wai-ka-hua in exchange.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0032-1
Hand-coloured lithograph by Richard Aldworth Oliver

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Riri - traditional Māori warfare - Making war and making peace', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012